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NFL Rumors: Could Deshaun Watson Demand A Trade?

Is this a wild rumor, or the sad truth?

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Hot on the heals of the Houston Texans announcing they’d signed former New England Patriot VP Nick Caserio to be their lawfully wedded general manager for the next six seasons, the Twitter-sphere went nuts over a cryptic tweet (that has since been deleted) from the greatest Houston Texans quarterback who ever lived, Deshaun Watson.

“some things never change….” — Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson)

While there could be any number of reasons for the tweet, the general consensus was Watson was not happy that the “Patriots South” way of life was continuing in Houston. Now, hot on the heals of the details of Nick Caserio’s deal, comes this post from PFT:

Does Deshaun Watson want out of Houston?

PFT says:

Rumors already are circulating, and we’ve already heard them from multiple different people, that Watson has quietly broached with teammates the possibility of requesting a trade. If that’s happening, it may just be a strategic effort to ensure his views are respected by ownership. Regardless, it raises the stakes and crosses a bridge and potentially sets the foundation for Watson eventually to decide that he’d like to continue his career elsewhere.

One thing is certain in all this: If the Texans lose Deshaun Watson over Cal McNair’s love affair with “Patriots South”, Cal will experience the first ever full-fledged fan mutiny ever enacted in the great City of Houston.

There is simply no way the Texans can trade Deshaun Watson. It’s on Nick Caserio and the rest of Houston’s new management team to convince DW4 that things will be different and better under this regime. Failure is not an option.